ScanIAm wrote:
I'm trying to figure out what it would be good for.  It's scripting, right ? 

Is the 'functional' part referring to mathematical functions?

What problem is it solving?


The quantitative problem.

You probably won't ever use it unless you are doing some hardcore statistical, analytical or other quantitative programming.

If we have a problem that can be solved mathematically, we can write code that is very similar to the actual formula to solve the problem.

understand?